What is Parent University?
Parent University offers families a variety of FREE classes and workshops. These classes are designed to add to existing skills, provide opportunities for additional growth and development and positively contribute to children’s academic and social-emotional success.
Where will classes be held?
Classes will be held at schools, places of worship, community agencies and businesses throughout the city. Parents are welcome to take any class at any location.
Registering for Courses
The following listing covers courses offered during the Spring 2013 semester. To register for any of the classes listed in this booklet, you may do one of the following:
1) Go online to www.scsdparentuniversity.com, complete a paper copy of the registration form and mail to 1025 Erie Blvd. W, Syracuse, NY 13204;
2) Deliver the completed registration form to Central Registration Center (former Elmwood Elementary School), 1728 South Avenue, Room 113;
3) Give the completed registration form to your child’s school secretary to be mailed to Central Office;
4) Fax the the completed registration form to the Parent University office at 435-6276; or
5) Call the Parent University office at 435-6275 to register over the telephone.
If you register for a class that meets over several weeks, you only need to input registration information for the first day of the class.
Who can take classes?
Classes are available for parents and/or other adults who are caregivers of children enrolled in a SCSD school or one of the following non-public schools: Blessed Sacrament, Cathedral at Pompei, Bishop’s Academy at Most Holy Rosary, All Saints Elementary, Eagle Wings Academy, Faith Heritage, Jowonio, Ihsan School of Excellence and the Merriday School.
Can my children attend classes with me?
Some classes are family-oriented and children would be welcome. However, the majority of the classes are for adults. Check the recommendation listed for each class.
Parents will need to find and pay their own care provider. Parent University will reimburse a set fee for childcare. To be reimbursed for childcare, you MUST complete the childcare information section of the registration form and complete a childcare request form. The request form should be submitted to the Parent University office after you’ve completed a class. The form MUST be signed by your childcare provider and the course instructor. Reimbursement will be made to the parent/guardian a few weeks after you’ve submitted the form. To be eligible for reimbursement you MUST attend the class in its entirety.
Any family needing language translation must make arrangements with the Parent University office by calling 435-6275 as soon as possible. Translation services will be provided based on availability.
New! Transportation vouchers are now available for parents/caregivers to attend Parent University classes. Please notify the Parent University office at the time of registration if you will need a voucher. Bus vouchers will be given for round trip travel to and from classes. Two vouchers per registrant, per class, will be provided.
Whom can I contact if I have questions?
Please direct your Parent University questions to Monique Wright-Williams, Executive Director of Parent and Family Engagement, at 435-6275.